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IC-GM1600E + BP-234: GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio Pack w/ BP-234 Lithium Ion Battery

€ 714,00 (vat incl.)

€ 580,49 (vat not incl.)

Manufacturer: Icom

Part Number: IC-GM1600E + BP-234

Our Ref.: 116330

The IC-GM1600E Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. Includes BP-234 lithium ion battery.

IC-GM1600E: GMDSS Survival Craft 2-Way VHF Radio with Lithium Ion BP-234 Battery

The IC-GM1600E Marine VHF handheld has been designed for GMDSS compliant survival craft communications. The radio is engineered to survive and function in the extreme environmental conditions common in marine emergencies and brings the latest Search and Rescue technology to the marketplace.

Meets strict environmental requirements for GMDSS survival craft radio. The IC-GM1600E meets “Wheel mark”, MED certification

Since 1999, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) has set the international standards for life rafts and their emergency equipment. Icom’s IC-GM1600E is the latest and most advanced handheld to meet these rigid standards including built-in GMDSS technology. The IC-GM1600E meets temperature, thermal shock, vibration and drop resistant (from 1 m height) requirements.

High capacity BP-234 Lithium battery pack

The BP-234 provides up to 8 hours operation even at –20ºC!

Tough, waterproof construction

The IC-GM1600E is waterproof to IP-X7 specifications. It features a new, “Speed Water Removal” function that quickly sheds water from the speaker system, assuring you sharp, clear communications even in the worst conditions.

Large keypad with positive button action for easy operation while wearing gloves

All knobs are sized for quick operation and the large, well-labelled buttons feature a positive action “feel” with a programmable beep tone for sure operation.

Wide viewing angle LCD display

The IC-GM1600E’s high-intensity LCD read out offers high-contrast, wide-angle readability with 4 levels of contrast and 3 levels of backlighting. There are new, bright, LED indicators for easy recognition in all types of weather/lighting conditions.

Easy to operate, even for an unskilled operator

Operation instructions are printed on the rear panel. All operation can be made with one hand.

Highly visible yellow coloured body

The IC-GM1600E’s shock-resistant housing is constructed of a brightly coloured dye-injected polymer assuring this essential piece of emergency equipment will always be easy to find, in a survival bag, in a life raft, and in a pinch.

Optional VOX headset

You can use the optional HS-94, HS-95 or HS-97* with OPC-1392 headset adapter cable. The IC-GM1600E has VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) capability for hands-free operation. Both, the VOX gain and VOX delay time are adjustable. Microphone gain setting allows you to set the appropriate microphone gain each for the VOX headset, speaker microphone and internal microphone, respectively.**

* Headsets, HS-94, HS-95 and HS-97 and OPC-1392 are not waterproof.

** These settings are programmable from cloning software.



  • Frequency range Tx/Rx: 156.300–156.875MHz
  • Mode: FM (16K0G3E)
  • Power supply requirements: 7.2V DC nominal
  • Current drain (approx. at 7.2V DC): Tx 2W output 1.0A | 1W output 0.7A
  • Rx AF max. 200mA
  • Operating Temp. range: –20°C to +55°C
  • Antenna impedance: 50Ω (SMA fixed-type)
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 65×145×44 mm
  • Weight (approx.): 385g (with BP-234)
  • Battery: BP-234


  • Output power: 2W/1W (Hi/Low)
  • Max. frequency deviation: ± 5.0kHz
  • Frequency error: ± 1.5kHz
  • Spurious emissions: 0.25µW (30MHz–1GHz) | 1.00µW (1GHz–2GHz)
  • Adjacent channel power: 70dB
  • FM Hum and noise ratio: 40dB
  • Audio harmonic distortion: Less than 10% (at 60% deviation)


  • Sensitivity (20dB SINAD): –2dBµ typ. (emf)
  • Squelch sensitivity: ±0dBµ typ. (emf) (at threshold)
  • Adjacent channel selectivity: 70dB
  • Spurious response: 70dB
  • Intermodulation rejection: 68dB
  • Hum and noise ratio: 40dB
  • Audio output power: 0.2W (at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load)
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